Jackson Howard returns for his 3rd appearance on the show!! We hang out and talk about his new album JUST FOR THE MYSTERY, stories behind some of the songs, recording in Nashville, the release party, moving and so much more.

Join us April 2nd at KDHX The Stage in St.Louis, MO for Jackson Howard's JUST FOR THE MYSTERY album release party with special guests Hillary Fitz & Rachel Horter.

On this episode you'll hear 4 new songs from the album:

  • This Town (Live on Rock Paper Podcast)
  • Just For The Mystery
  • Surround You
  • Driftwood (Live on Rock Paper Podcast)

Be sure to follow Jackson on Facebook & Twitter. Check out his previous album ABOUT LIFE on Spotify & ITunes if you haven't already.

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Direct download: JacksonHoward3RPP.mp3
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Over the weekend I sat down with Comedian Yale Hollander over coffee at Six North in Wentzville, MO. We talked about his start in comedy, starting later in life, some of the great shows around town and starting his own show and his writing.

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See Yale at Brennan's April 16th (Every 3rd Sunday) for his new show Comedy Penthouse with headliner Chris Cyr.

Follow Yale on Twitter & Facebook for more dates coming soon. Also a good chance you'll catch him at some of the comedy open mics mentioned on the show.

 

Direct download: YaleHollanderRPP.mp3
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Welcome back to the show City Of Parks! These guys just released a brand new cd titled FIND YOUR VOICE EP. On this episode we talk about some of the songs, recording with Matt Amelung, hittiing the road & much more.

Grab yourself a copy of their FIND YOUR VOICE EP on ITunes or stream on Spotify. Pick up a physical copy at any of their shows!! On this episode you'll hear:

  • No One Else
  • Hurricane
  • Trimmed In Red

See them LIVE

3/25 at Delmar Hall with Fivefold & Welcome Home

3/31 at The Firebird for an Akaline Trio tribute set

4/29 at Royal Skate in Chicago with Disguise The Limit, Ashland, New Lingo, A Semester Abroad, Revolt Coda & The Red Line.

Follow City of Parks on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: CityOfParks2RPP.mp3
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Over the weekend I stopped in at Encapsulated Studios to talk with my friend recording engineer & producer Matthew Amelung. We dive into it talking about some of the latest projects he's help work on including albums from Discrepancies, Ashland, City of Parks, New Lingo, The Hush List and more.

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Come see Matt with his band Fivefold SATURDAY NIGHT 3/25/17 at Delmar Hall with special guests Welcome Home & City of Parks. $15. Available from band members or Ticketmaster.com

 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Discrepancies "Not Alone"
  • City Of Parks "Trimmed in Red"
  • Fivefold "Anything But Lonely"
  • Ashland "Lights Out"
  • New Lingo "Part of Me"

All of these songs are available on all of your digital music is sold including ITunes & Spotify. Follow these bands & Matthew Amelung- Producer/Engineer on Facebook for more information. MatthewAmelung.com

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Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar!  Carter Hulsey there on March 26th. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

12342578_182933895386709_6687088724347852320_nAlso big thanks to Music Record Shop for supporting the show!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: MatthewAmelungRPP.mp3
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The other day I took a drive out to Peno in Clayton, MO to meet up with Amanda Raye to discuss her return to St.Louis, her EP, songwriting, upcoming shows, American Idol, and so much more!

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On this episode you'll hear 3 songs from her RULES EP

  • Rosie's Song
  • Rules
  • You Can't Forget Me

Pick up a copy of the EP on CDBaby.com or stream on Spotify.

See Amanda Raye LIVE

4/7 at Seven in Belleville, IL

4/11 at Joe Mancuso MS Benefit at Sheldon Concert Hall

6/15 at Evangeline's

9/30 at Focal Point

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Follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more information & dates. AmandaRayeMusic.com

 

 

Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar!  Carter Hulsey there on March 26th. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

12342578_182933895386709_6687088724347852320_nAlso big thanks to Music Record Shop for supporting the show!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: AmandaRayeRPP.mp3
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I stopped in over at Debbie's basement the other night to hang out with Opposites Attack at band practice. We talked about their new album FINDING POSITIVE IN THE NEGATIVE, recording, songwriting, upcoming shows, some history of the band, and all kinds of other stuff.

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On this episode you'll hear 4 tracks from the new album

  • Grin & Bear It
  • Irish In Me
  • Biting Tongues
  • Two Fast Two Chins

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Pick up your copy today at Music Record Shop, ITunes or stream it on Spotify. Or grab a copy at these upcoming shows..

April 1st at Rude Fest at Fubar in St.Louis, MO

May 6 at Fubar with Murphy's Law

Follow them on Facebook for more dates announced.

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Direct download: OppositesAttackRPP.mp3
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The other day I stopped in at Firebird to talk with my friend Anthony Sasser about his work around the St.Louis music scene. We talk everything from him playing with Make Me Break Me, being a talent buyer with The Beard Productions and his latest adventure as a co-owner of The Firebird. We also get into The Beard's own line of beard oil and other beard tips, Cardinals baseball and a whole lot more.

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If you haven't been by yet, check out The Firebird at FirebirdSTL.com. We talk about some upcoming dates including:

  • 3/19 Flaw with TROY
  • 4/1 We Are United Birthday Bash with Sky Burnt White, Verba Stelle, Conquer As They Come, Isabella, Calloway Circus & Disguise The Limit
  • 4/10 Doyle

Full listing on the website. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

On this episode you'll hear "Another First Date" from Anthony's band Make Me Break Me. Music available for purchase on CdBaby.com & more. Physical copies from Anthony at The Firebird!

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Thanks to Gaslight for all of their support with this show. Check out GaslightSTL.com and schedule a tour today if you haven’t been by there. It’s a beautiful recording studio attached to a bar! Come by  March 18 come see Scrub LIVE for Gaslight Sessions. Carter Hulsey there on March 26th. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

12342578_182933895386709_6687088724347852320_nAlso big thanks to Music Record Shop for supporting the show!! They relocated to .ZACK on Locust now, so swing by and check out their new location! New records in every Friday. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: AnthonySasserRPP.mp3
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A bit ago I stopped in to visit my friends Les Gruff and the Billy Goat. It was really a lot of fun to catch up with these guys talking about their new album THE LAST NIGHT, recording, songwriting, Release Party, touring, BBQ, playing the recorder, and everything in between.

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On this episode you can get a sneak peek at the new album with two songs "7 Years" & "Half a Mile". You can currently grab 4 other new tunes from their EP that are available at LesGruff.com.

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Come on out to OFF BROADWAY on April 1st for the release of THE LAST NIGHT with special guests Matthew McNeal, River Kittens & The Old Souls Revival. Tickets available at OffBroadwaySTL.com

You can also see Les Gruff LIVE:

3/18 at Honky-Tonk BBQ in Chicago, IL

4/22 at Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date.

 

Direct download: LesGruff2RPP.mp3
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Sunday I stopped by the Firebird to hang out with some of my buddies that are putting together a big show Saturday April 1st at The Firebird, it's We Are United's 2nd birthday party with special guests Sky Burnt White, Conquer as They Come, Isabella, Verba Stellae, Calloway Circus & Disguise The Limit. $8

On this episode I'm joined by Gabe Stroup (Sky Burnt White), Gary Johnston (Verba Stellae), Patrick Scheel & Andrew VanDyke (Conquer As They Come) & Jorden Coco Murray (We Are United). Also featuring appearances by Anthony Sasser (Firebird), Korey Smith (Apollo's Daughter), Phatbeatz Steve (Discrepancies) & Tom Williams (OATM).

Fair warning there a few parts that kinda loud as we were laughing through the show, mostly at Gary's crazy comments. Keep in mind this was 6 guys recording around a single mic.

Thanks to Gary for supplying the Casey's Pizza. Thanks to Firebird for letting us hang out and putting up with our shenanigans. Thanks to Gaslight & Music Record Shop for sponsoring this show and supporting local music!

See you all April 1st at The Firebird!!

Be sure to follow all of these bands on Facebook and check out their music!

I threw in a few tunes to get you more excited for this party, you'll hear

  • Conquer As They Come "Make Believe"
  • Isabella "Nice Knives"
  • Sky Burnt White "In What World"

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Direct download: WAU2RPP.mp3
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Last night I went over to Blue Lotus Recording Studio in St.Louis, MO to hang out with friend of the show Paul Niehaus & Gene Jackson. We talk all about Gene's new record 1963 which was recorded, produced, co-written & features Paul Neihaus on several instruments.

They gave me an advance copy of the album to listen to and it's really great! I highly encourage you to come out to Beale on Broadway in St.Louis on Friday March 10th for Gene Jackson's album release party. They plan to play the record in its entirety. 8pm showtime!

On this episode you'll hear Gene & Paul play "Only God Can Help Us" LIVE for Rock Paper Podcast from Blue Lotus studio. Closing out the show you'll hear the opening track "That's Why I Love You". The record will be available in physical copies at the show Friday & digitally on ITunes & Spotify.

Be sure to check out their NPR Tiny Desk submission for "Son"

Follow Gene Jackson & Blue Lotus on Facebook!

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Direct download: GeneJacksonRPP.mp3
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